Albayalde warns ‘jueteng’ cops
MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde on Tuesday warned that stiff sanctions will be imposed on police officers protecting illegal numbers game operations, especially jueteng, or neglecting the crackdown against illegal gambling in their areas of jurisdiction.
Albayalde reminded his subordinates of the one strike policy of the PNP, wherein personnel may be relieved from their posts.
“Of course yung sinasabi nga natin, sabi ng iba hindi magtatagal yan kung walang proteksyon (The illegal gambling operations will not thrive if it doesn’t have protection),” Albayalde said.
“Sa ating mga kapulisan, alam natin na we have this one strike policy. Pag nahulihan tayo ng illegal numbers game sa lugar ninyo, especially jueteng, lalo na ngayon sarado yung STL (small town lottery), then mananagot yung commanders natin on the ground (If illegal gambling is discovered in your areas, especially jueteng, now that STL is out, then commanders will be held laible0,” he said.
Albayalde earlier said that widespread jueteng operations may resurface after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the shutdown of all PCSO gaming outlets due to alleged corruption within the gaming and charity agency. /gsg
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